Category Archives: VMware

Monster VMs Mass Storage & How to check storage used

Jason Boche posted an interesting discovery with regards to Monster VMs and the amount of storage one would be sticking to them.  One of the large projects being designed today  has the likely reason to hit this limit with just … Continue reading

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EUC1453 – Managing from the Middle with Horizon

The Post-PC world is not Mac vs Windows.  It is all about the changes of multi-device, data mobility & anywhere access.  As such applications and means of access need to change. Complexity for end clients has gotten much more complicated … Continue reading

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INF-SEC1840 – ESXi Hardening Guide and Security Practices

The ESXi Hardening guide started in the 2.x days.  It was originally a best practices document around security.  In the 4.x, VMware started breaking it into categories of information.   Improvements over the years.   Some feedback on the 4.x guide is … Continue reading

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INF-VSP1365 – Software Defined Security & Networking

The 4 main layers of making Software Defined Networking & Security work from Bottom Up is Abstraction Pooling Service Insertion Administration Today our networking and security structures are built around the physical entities that we setup.   As such the design … Continue reading

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Keynote Day 2 – Herrod and Future of End User Computing

Today’s Keynote is all about the End User Computing experience and the Battle of the Platinum partners. Branch in a box through the View Rapid Deployment Program.   Take an appliance, some configuration and deploy as many workstations as you need. … Continue reading

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Keynote VMworld 2012 – Day 1 – Right Here Right Now

In the past I did live blogging and it was an interesting thing to do.  Realistically it wasn’t a great experience for those watching and for me writing it.  Now a days, they are streaming live with VMware NOW and … Continue reading

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LAS4001: VMworld Labs Automation & Workflow Architecture

Disclaimer:  I scribbled notes as fast as I could during the presentation and may have mistyped/miswrote some information.  If you have solid information to make this more accurate please let me know. At VMworld, they offer some amazing Hands on … Continue reading

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CIM1644: Lab Manager to vCloud for SAP

We know that Lab Manager is End of Life.  It is just a matter of time.   vCloud Director has most of the features and functionality to start migrating over. Some of the nice new benefits are: Everything in vCloud Director … Continue reading

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BCA1360 – Global Enterprise virtualizing Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 can be virtualized and this session covers how they did it. Some of the design points that need to be covered are: DAS vs SAN Scale up or Scale out The choices made here are arbitrary and dependent … Continue reading

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VMworld 2011 – General Session #2 with Steve Herrod

Live Blog and notes taken during the session Steve Herrod, VMware CTO, presenting for the General Session 2. One of the great changes is the shift from servers and technology to End Devices and Services.   Universal access to the … Continue reading

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